Most people aren’t that interested in modern-day Egypt. However, the ancient days of the nation are another matter entirely.

The heyday of their empire ended more than 1,000 years ago, but it still manages to capture the imagination.  From pyramids to King Tut, many of the nation’s most iconic symbols continue to resonate with the public. This is true for online gambling, as most designers seem to offer Egyptian-themed pokies.

Microgaming has been around since 1994, and during that time they’ve released numerous Egyptian-style poker machines. The games on this list are among their finest efforts.

Where to Find These Pokies

As you might have guessed, these pokies can be found at any online casino offering Microgaming products. Oddly enough, though, this gaming giant seems to be absent from most of the Aussie casinos that I’m familiar with.

There is, however, one name that jumps to the forefront. Joe Fortune Casino provides Microgaming pokies, as well as Rival, iSoftBet, Spinomenal, and RTG. I’ve played there for years, and I’ve always found them to be fair and reliable.

Isis

This pokie is named for the Egyptian mother goddess. It has five reels and 25 paylines, with an impressive 600,000 coin jackpot. The RTP is listed as 95.22%.

The game symbols are consistent with the Egyptian theme. The most notable are mummies and the fabled Eye of Ra. The wild symbol offers the biggest payout, with five symbols paying 10,000 coins.

The eagle scatter symbol can add a winning multiplier up to 600x your wager. Three scatters award 20 free spins, while five are worth 30 complimentary games. The top jackpot can only be won during the free spins phase.

Silver Scarab

The theme of this game is the scarab, a beetle found throughout art and jewellery of ancient Egypt. The pokie is definitely a throwback, with three reels and a single payline.

You can wager from one to three coins, with the value of each going from $0.25 to $5. The silver scarab is the wild symbol, and three of these offers the top payout of 4,000 coins.

This pokie is ideal for anyone seeking a simple gaming experience. It’s also available for mobile players who want to gamble via their Apple iPhone or Android device.

Virtual reels from the Crocodopolis pokie from Microgaming

Crocodopolis

This is a 5-reel, 25-payline pokie with coins ranging from $0.01 to $1. That means a spin can cost anywhere from $0.25 to $25, and there’s a top jackpot worth 5,000 coins. Therefore, the largest possible payout would be $125,000.

The theme is similar to other Egyptian games, but this time crocodiles are in charge. This is a novel concept, especially when you consider a croc dressing up like a pharaoh.

The RTP is listed at 95.36%. This means, on average, that you’ll receive $95.36 for every $100 wagered.

To unlock free spins, you’ll need to get several of the scatter pyramid symbols. You can earn up to 12 free spins at a time, with all winnings doubled. Your initial wager is multiplied anywhere from 100x to 5,000x.

You also have the option to choose where the wild symbol appears, and this can differ with each spin. If you select the first reel, all winnings involving the wild will be doubled. Wins triple in value on the second reel. The third and fourth reels result in an expanding wild. The fifth reel offers stacked wilds and tripled winnings. Of course, the wild is more likely to turn up with the simple options.

Wild Scarabs

This pokie has five reels and 243 ways to win per spin. The icon scarab symbol is at the heart of the game, including many of the symbols.

You can wager anywhere from $0.20 to $60 per spin. All 20 of the game’s paylines are active.

The Wild Deal feature can turn a losing spin into a winner. When a wild scarab winds up in the centre reel, it results in four extra wilds turning up. This almost guarantees a payday.

Scatter symbols increase winnings by a multiple of anywhere from 2x to 200x. When this occurs, the player earns 10 free spins.

During the bonus phase, watch for the Stashed Wilds. These are wilds that aren’t part of a winning payline, but they are collected for later use.

This concludes my list of the top Egyptian-themed pokies from Microgaming. For additional reading, check out my article on Egyptian poker machines available from other online game designers.